Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
The Federated States of Micronesia ratified the Nagoya Protocol in January 2013 and initiated a national process for the development of a regulatory ABS framework. Two national ABS workshops were organized with the support of the ABS Initiative. These took stock of relevant existing legislation (5-7 August 2013, Pohnpei, FSM) and elaborated a draft ABS policy (19-21 November 2013, Chuuk, FSM) which considered the shared responsibilities between state and federal government authorities in FSM.
A GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) project for raising awareness at the local level was approved in 2013.